City comfortably beat the Gunners 3-0 in Sunday’s League Cup final at Wembley Stadium, with goals from Sergio Aguero, Vincent Kompany and David Silva securing manager Pep Guardiola’s first piece of silverware in English football.
It was a dispiriting defeat for Arsenal and Arsene Wenger, who is enduring ever-greater calls for him to walk away from his post. The London side comes into this game a full 10 points off the top four, with their last league outing a 1-0 loss at the hands of rivals Tottenham Hotspur.
City, meanwhile, will be looking to reassert a 16-point lead at the top of the table as they continue their inexorable march toward the title. Their last Premier League outing saw them thrash Leicester City 5-1
In head-to-head stats, Arsenal and City have met in 174 matches across all competitions. The Gunners have claimed 87 wins compared to 44 for the Citizens, while 43 games have been drawn.
The teams last met in the above-mentioned League Cup final on Sunday night, while their last Premier League meeting was in November last year, when the Citizens won 3-1 at the Etihad Stadium thanks to goals from Kevin De Bruyne, Aguero and Gabriel Jesus.
Man City have put together a five-game unbeaten streak against Arsene Wenger’s side.
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Head-to-head, all competitions
Matches played 174
Arsenal wins 87
Man City wins 44
Arsenal goals 292
Man City goals 201